American Village Camps seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are fluent English speakers & love working with children. We’ve been running English immersion camps in France since 1994!
You would be an English Language Counselor, living at our immersion camps, which are scattered in the countryside across France. You would lead activities & English classes for French children between the ages of 7 & 17 years old. Counselors are responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under their care.
What we look for :
- Required experience: camp counseling, childcare, &/or teaching experience
- Fluent C1 Level English with corresponding certificate OR native speaker of English with a high school diploma from a high school in an Anglophone country.
- Correct grammar and spelling on application
- Knowledge of north American or British history and culture, preferably through travel or studies
- 20 years old is the minimum age requirement for foreign counselors.
- Clear criminal history
- Must be able to enter Schengen Zone as a tourist (for example: US, Canadians and British are allowed this with a valid passport.) or be an European national.
*COVID-19 Information*: We are at this time unable to hire outside of EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries because of international travel restrictions.
- Being a team player, be organized, and a good communicator.
- Kindness, caring and friendly: a people-person.
- Able to disconnect from technology during working hours (no smartphones while with the kids).
- A CELTA or TEFL certificate is not required. However, classroom teaching can be a part of this job. Cousenlors are receptive to our approach of teaching English through active participation, positive reinforcement and encouragement.
- Capable of organizing activities in English : sports, arts & crafts, dance, large scale games, etc.
- Happy to perform in skits, tell stories, lead songs & cheers, all in English.
Please visit the American Village Camps recruitment website to learn all about working at our camps!